We recently discovered the Elmer books. The stories are told about a patchwork elephant through great illustrations a message about being yourself. This week we read “Elmer’s Special Day” by David McKee. In this book the elephants and other animals are getting ready to celebrate Elmer’s Special Day. They are busy decorating themselves in unique ways much like Elmer. Wait until you see what Elmer does to himself to celebrate the day.
For our project we recreated Elmer the Patchwork Elephant from paper.
I found a printable of the elephant online. My suggestion if you try this project with your little one, cut the construction paper squares bigger than we did so it doesn’t take as long to complete the project. Will enjoyed helping to cut the squares with my paper trimmer; however, he lost interest after gluing a number of tiny pieces.
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